The Great Hack

Started by Nick, August 01, 2019, 20:53:22 pm

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Nick

Netflix documentary on how Cambridge Analytica bombarded a targeted audience with Brexit/Trump influenced advertising..fascinating and frightening. It's all in the data.
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DavidL

Quote from: Nick on August 01, 2019, 20:53:22 pmNetflix documentary on how Cambridge Analytica bombarded a targeted audience with Brexit/Trump influenced advertising..fascinating and frightening. It's all in the data.
More frightening than having loads of Lib 'Dem' leaflets pushed through your letterbox??

döm

Quote from: DavidL on August 02, 2019, 01:38:05 amMore frightening than having loads of Lib 'Dem' leaflets pushed through your letterbox??
What do you think? A generic leaflet identical to thousands of others from an organisation that identifies itself, includes contact information etc etc or a facebook post specifically designed for you based on 5000 data points it has farmed from your likes, hates, posts and friends.  It was sent to you knowing that the message sent is very likely to sway you, manipulate you, in a particular way, concentrating on your fears?
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Matt2112

Quote from: döm on August 06, 2019, 13:36:49 pmWhat do you think? A generic leaflet identical to thousands of others from an organisation that identifies itself, includes contact information etc etc or a facebook post specifically designed for you based on 5000 data points it has farmed from your likes, hates, posts and friends.  It was sent to you knowing that the message sent is very likely to sway you, manipulate you, in a particular way, concentrating on your fears?

It's actually a tough call that, given Nick Clegg has probably had a significant influence on both. :)

I'm more concerned about the likes of FB's and Twitter's wildly inconsistent application of their terms of use; you can't claim yourself as liberal one minute and facilitate de-platforming of outspoken polemicists the next.
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